Hans Zimmer was born in Frankfurt in 1957 and started a career in music in the 1970s. He was involved with, among other things, The Buggles, which scored a world hit in 1979 with the song Video Killed the Radio Star. Zimmer then moved to London, where he began writing jingles for television commercials and ended up in the film world through media. The German broke through in 1988 with his soundtrack for the film Rain Man, in which Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise play the lead roles. He is now known for the films Thelma & Louise, The Lion King, Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Dark Knight, Transformers, Inception, Blade Runner 2049, and more.
Zimmer is now working with Renzo Vitale, Creative Director Sound at BMW, on the sounds of plug-in hybrids and electric cars. "Every BMW has its own character," says the world-renowned composer, "and that translates into the sound the car makes." But because that does not apply to electric models, BMW must come up with something else: BMW IconicSounds Electric. In other words, a composed electro sound, which is co-invented by Zimmer. He did that before, by the way, for the BMW Concept i4, which would evolve into the BMW i4. How that sounded? Well so ...
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